Welcome to the Thrive blog

This is Elizabeth Hickman, owner and founder of Thrive Therapy. I scour medical journals, recent research and websites for information to share. Sometimes I curate breaking news on the neuroplasticity of the brain, nutrition’s impact on neurological health and other times I write posts that may give you a laugh. Everyone needs a little levity from time to time. Check back here for updates or sign up for email updates.


A person writing notes

It’s that time of year where many of our older children are finishing up their semester. Some recently completed their final exams, projects and papers. Others will begin the process in the coming weeks. Parents watch as their kids take on the demands of cumulative study: creating an organizational plan, prioritizing what to complete first, being forced to focus for long periods of concentrated work, and figuring out how to manage the stress of it all. 

Let Go of the Guilt

An orchid in a pot

“Be gracious.”  Many of my friends, family members, colleagues and clients hear me saying this all the time.

Meaning of a Logo

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a region where nerve impulses are transmitted and received. the junction between two nerve cells.

to join together or the act of joining

Quick Tips to Calm Your Nervous System

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With chronic mental, emotional or physical stress, our nervous system can get stuck in high alert.

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